There are numerous opportunties in Edmonds for those who would like to contribute to the community in the spirit of giving this holiday season.
There are two City of Edmonds-sponsored Giving Trees. One is at the , 700 Main St., and the other at City Hall, 121 Fifth Ave. N. The city says you can light a light "for someone you love, something you wish for or in remembrance of a loved one."
In addition, the city's Celebration of Lights program benefits the City of Edmonds' Youth Scholarship Fund that enables Edmonds’ children to participate in Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services programs who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity.
A living fir tree is now decorated with lights and placed at the entrance of the Frances Anderson Center. Donate is $5 per light and your donation will be recognized on the main floor bulletin board. The living fir tree was lighted the week of Thanksgiving and will remain so through Jan. 3.
After the holidays, the tree will be planted at Yost Park.
Each year the City of Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department receives numerous requests for assistance and provides about $4,000 in scholarships. The Celebration of Lights program has raised $9,150 for the Youth Scholarship Fund.
To light a light, call 425-771-0230 or stop by the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St.